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Scorpio 18. Something waking for a moment in a cocoon. (Omega Symbol) Manifesting/Receptive
(Degree Angel: HAHAIAH (ha-HA-ee-YAH) Unconditional Love, Refuge, Shelter)


All of existence is the way it is for a reason, and this degree senses this – feels within itself the stirrings of something more expanded which is to come. There is a great sensitivity here, especially to the limitations and restrictions of life. It yearns for something more and its yearnings will persist until it gives in to its impulse to transform.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “People holding hands around a table. One candle is burning in the middle of the table.” We connect, and in this case we need only hands to do it. We don’t need to speak the same language, or agree on anything except holding hands. What is at the center of this simple act of connecting is the candle – the spiritual light. The relationship of this to the Omega Symbol is that the circle of hands are like the cocoon and the candle within it equates with whatever is awakening for a moment in the cocoon. It is not time for a full awakening, but the awakening is near, or else there would not be this momentary awakening.

This degree awakens the spiritual light in others, and does so by the simple act of connection. Done over and over, these little sparks of awakening accumulate, and will finally result in the great awakening.

Pleiadian Symbol: Bells on horses’ feet sounding through falling leaves. New vibrancy and life echoing through the process of death.

Azoth Symbol: Bees pollinating a sunflower.  The potentizing and empowering of self-confidence. This is what gives the denizen of the cocoon in the Omega Symbol the energy to carry on with its birth process.

Seed degree: Scorpio 2. A lighthouse is moved inland. (Omega Symbol). When we nurture and protect the guiding spiritual light within ourselves we find new energies stirring within us that impel us toward higher consciousness.

A large stately bronze horse. (Chandra Symbol). Connecting with others for the purpose of focusing more intently on the spiritual light puts us in touch with a tremendous inner and enduring power.

Fulfillment degree: Pisces 19. A man tilling a field of flax. (Omega Symbol). The urge toward further growth and to overcome that which restricts us leads to emotional healing and an urge to dedicate the self to whatever will further it.

Palm trees laden with dates. (Chandra Symbol). Through connecting with others for the purpose of expanding the light, we discover much to nourish us and provide us with abundance.


The race of fairies known as the Isindar have no capacity to reproduce of their own, and even though they enjoy all the delights of sensual experience the women among them are incapable of becoming pregnant.

It was Isopus Pan who discovered the secret of why the Isindar do not die out. There is a cave in the far northern wilderness of Peth where dwells a giant spider who captures humans who are compelled there, sometimes over great distances, according to Pan, by some magic force.

This spider, rather than preying on those humans wraps them in a cocoon and hangs them in its cave where they live in suspension for a number of years, finally emerging from their wrappings with fully developed organs of flight and forgetful of their former histories. It is these beings with their beautifully colored and iridescent wings who we have come to know as the Isindar Fairies.



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